What's better for a pup in the spring than an afternoon in the yard chasing squirrels? Enjoying a pupsicle afterwards!
No really, pupsicles are an easy dog treat that you can make with just a blender or food processor. And the homemade version is much more economical than the ones available in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store.
Ingredients (for 8 approximately one cup sized pupsicles)
- 32 oz. of plain nonfat yogurt
- 16-18 oz. of creamy peanut butter
- 8 extra small (approximately one cup) sized BPA-free plastic containers
- Food processor or blender
You'll also need some common tools from your kitchen like a rubber spatula and a spoon.
Note: I bought the cheapest products possible in my local stores. There are easy ways to upgrade your pupsicles depending on your pup's tastes or needs: Greek yogurt, chunky peanut butter, etc. You will need lids for your plastic containers, although they are not pictured here.
- Layer yogurt and peanut butter in the food processor or blender. (Begin with yogurt so that less peanut butter sticks to the blades.)
- Blend until thoroughly combined and smooth. The color should look similar to that shown below.
Seriously, that's it.
- Spoon/pour the mixture evenly into the plastic containers.
- Cover with lids and freeze. (Or just serve them as is: pup-gurt.)
- These are treats. They should not be served as a meal.
- If your pup has an upset tummy, the probiotics in the yogurt may help.
- Supervise your dog until he/she has finished his/her pupsicle.
- Do not let your dog eat the plastic containers.